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Lawmakers postpone discussion of transgender student policy

August 31, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State lawmakers have postponed discussing a policy regarding transgender students in Nevada public schools as parents have raised concerns that it wasn’t properly vetted.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Legislative Commission removed the policy from its Thursday meeting agenda. Assembly Speaker and Commission Chairman Jason Frierson of Las Vegas said he heard concerns from parents about the way the policy was considered by the state Department of Education earlier this year.

Frierson says it’s fair to ensure that that the process for public participation was fair before the Legislative Commission votes to enact the policy.

The policy was part of a 2017 state anti-bullying law and instructs schools to create plans for gender-diverse students and address them by their preferred pronouns.

The policy does not address how schools decide which bathrooms and locker rooms students use.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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